What’s Your ”Anyways, We’re Married Now” Story? People Responded.

I don’t know if you’ve heard about LOVE, but I hear it’s pretty cool. And this is somehow happening all around us RIGHT NOW?!

Do you think I can find love? Maybe? Some day?

Okay okay… don’t feel bad for me. I’ve experienced love and I’m super happy whenever I see others experiencing it too. That’s why these stories from Reddit really warm my cold, icy heart.

Let’s take a look!

1. Punching Above Your Weight

I was in 8th grade and she was a year younger. I had a thing with her best friend.

Was walking home with said best friend when she joined us. Absolutely lost it inside when I saw her. Looked so beautiful and cute walking home with her violin in hand. Her parents had a rule about dating til she was 16. They came around eventually. Not for a few tough years.

Today was 8 years together. Known and been hooked on each other for 11. Getting married may of 2022. I still wake up everyday and realize how absolutely lucky I am to have her.

2. “My jaw open in disbelief.”

20 years ago, an exchange student transferred to my school for the year, and although we didn’t talk a lot, we had so much in common and it was really nice to be able to talk with someone who had super different views on life. We actually both played the same instrument (we had the same model guitar, surprisingly.)

Anyways, she went back to her home country after the year was over, and I never spoke with her again. However, she got me fascinated with her culture, so I researched a bit, and eventually a year later I was able to transfer to her country through a program. I got placed in a random school throughout the entire country. I joined the schools light music club, and as I’m walking in on the first day there, I open the door and guess who i see..the same girl playing the F**K out of her guitar. I kid you not, as soon as we made eye contact, i just sat there with my jaw open in disbelief.

I dropped my guitar to the floor (causing a chip that i can still see to this day, haha). anyways, fast forward to today and we’re married. [wife asked me to add this, part] We ended up forming a band for the school’s summer show, and after our performance backstage, with all the adrenaline running through our veins, we kissed/confessed our feelings.

It’s not as romantic as you’d think, from an outside view it was probably seen as two awkward teens pecking, we both were sweaty and smelly, and i had face makeup all over me haha! She makes fun of me saying that I would’ve never had the guts otherwise; but seriously, what are the chances?!?!?!

3. Cuddle Partner

In college, this girl like “fell on me”.

I was sitting beneath her bed watching a movie in her dorm room by ourselves as a “bro night”. I thought she was super cute, but I didn’t really think I had much of shot with her.

We had also just become friends not too recently before that, and I didn’t want to ruin this nice connection we had been developing. In any case, she kinda jumped on top of me. I had been a wrestler in high school, and she had mentioned before how she wanted to pin me. She definitely didn’t pin me though. Even being out of practice in college, I still (gently) kicked her a**.

Later on that girl said she really missed a cuddle partner and wanted to spend the night in my arms. Which I assumed to be non-romantic cuddling. I declined worried that I’d made it awkward somehow. It took me a bit to put those pieces together. In any case we’re (soon to be) married now.

4. The Diamond Ring

We met gaming online and became friends, we are from different countries, in mine, engagement rings are not a thing, so diamond rings are not related to marriage, but they are in his. I don’t know how the conversation went that I said “someday I will buy myself a diamond ring” and he said “I will buy you a diamond ring” and the mood got awkward…

Anyways, we are married now!!

3 years later, I still don’t have a diamond ring lol

5. Happy Ending Time!

Years ago, in the early days of the ‘net, I met this girl on Yahoo Personals. She’s trying her best to get out of a bad life, and casually mentions that she used to be a dancer in various clubs around the area. On our second date, she’s over at my house. I had this 5-year-old picture of my 21st birthday at a local strip club. She saw it and pointed out that she was front and center in the photo.

Happy ending time: She did get out of her bad life (at least, I hope she feels that way!). We have been together for sixteen years and married almost twelve. She completed her GED, then went to nursing school, and has been working a pretty decent job for the last 10+ years. She has also made other amazing personal strides that I cannot share, but let’s just say she’s turned into an amazing person and someone I’m proud to call my wife.

6. Now THAT is Surprising

A few years ago, I was feeling a bit isolated and lonely and decided to hit Tinder against my better judgement as a relative introvert.

I met a girl, and on our first date immediately after picking me up from the train station, she rolled through a stop sign causing us to be t-boned by a car going 60 miles per hour. Both cars were completely destroyed, but thankfully nobody was seriously injured. I had to call her parents and explain what had happened because she was having a difficult time breathing and processing what had happened.

Her mother showed up, thanked me, and took me right back to the train station and took her to the hospital to get looked over.

All in all the date was over in an hour or so.

Anyways, we’re engaged now.

7. Quarantine Couple!

My friend met her boyfriend on tinder and they invited me to a party. The boyfriend’s roommate was there and was d**nker than everyone else and talked annoyingly loud so I thought he was a tool (turns out the drinks were really just hard alcohol with a splash of juice so not difficult to get trashed). The roommate also seemed to be flirting with another mutual friend. No sparks whatsoever.

A month later, my friend, her boyfriend, and boyfriend’s roommate go hiking, and we actually hit it off. Roommate and I hung out a couple times over the next week, hooked up a week after the hike thanks to 6+ shots of patron each, and went on an out of state trip together two weeks after that. Our wedding website had a much simpler version of how we met…

Anyways, we got married on 3/14 of this year, the weekend the US started shutting down so we’ve been quarantining during our entire marriage!

8. Through Thick and Thin

My neighbor invited me to a cookout and he was like by the way, my wife’s cousin is here. She kinda wants you two to date or whatever.

And date we did.

She’s been by my side through my drug addiction as she stayed sober from alcohol. She called DCFS on me and had my daughter (from a previous marriage) taken from my custody and into my second mom’s care when I was very strung out. If it weren’t for that slap in the face by reality, I wouldn’t have ever gotten sober. She not only saved me, but my daughter and I’s relationship as well. I got clean, my daughter back, and now I’m in school to be a social worker.

I’m doing much better now and she and I got married on July 4th last year. We celebrated the birth of our second daughter (my second, her first, even though she’s a wonderful step mom to my oldest daughter) on July 3rd this year, and our first wedding anniversary was about a month ago.

I love that woman so d**n much! And both my girls!

9. The Christmas Play

Met a girl online about 20 years ago one summer after college, found out we live in nearby towns, so decided to get together.

Go out on a few dates, drive by local pre-school:

me: “hey, that’s where I went to pre school!”

her: “that’s where I went to pre school!”

That day we find a pre school class photo, there we are 2 feet from each other.

A few months later, my dad finds some old footage of a Christmas play our preschool class put on.

We’re standing right next to each other.

10. She Got the Part!

Eight years ago, when I was desperately trying to make it as an actor, I answered an audition call for an unpaid role in a sitcom pilot that two friends had written together. It was in a basement flat in London, my mum warned me to be so careful.

The door was opened by a charming guy with a crooked smile, and a video camera was set up facing the sofa. But the audition went well- not only did he NOT murder me, they offered me the role there and then, and we all went to the pub to celebrate and get to know each other! In our first conversation, crooked smile guy and I joked about wanting to naming our (respective) future kids after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Raphael is twelve weeks old today. He has his dad’s smile

11. Counter Programming

I was 11 years old, talking to this girl I just met walking to lunch at school.

She was cool, we liked some of the same stuff.

This jock walks up and asks “what, are you two dating?” We both kind of looked at him confused and said no.

Anyways, we’re married now.

12. Well, That Happened!

We had been dating for two months. Driving around one day I was telling him about my little sister and how a boy at her school had a crush on her. I laughed as I said he proposed to her and said “she’s only 5 I’ve never had anyone propose to me” without missing a beat he said, “I’ll marry you”

Anyways it’s been 9 years, a house, a kid and two dogs, and we are married now.

13. Hey you! Wanna get hitched!?

First time I met my wife was Halloween.

I was sitting out a year of college working, but I went to a costume party at my old fraternity. I was pretty stupid d**nk, pretty early. Somehow I ended up in my buddy Eric’s room watching tv by myself.

This girl barges in the room looks at me and says, You’re not Eric!” To which I reply, “Neither are you!” Turns out her roommate was hot for Eric but to shy to go talk to him, so her roommate decided to go find him.

Two weeks later, the room barger and I got set up on a double date with Eric and the roommate. That was in 1991.

Now we have three kids and our youngest is having our first grandkid in December.

14. Truly love at first sight…

Friend of mine in High School who looked suspiciously similar to a friend I had in kindergarten. One day:

“you know, I knew a in kindergarten and she looked a lot like you“,

“yea, I also knew a , and they had exactly your hairstyle“

We look deep into each other’s eyes


15. Books and looks

He came to the door to borrow my sister’s textbook. no one would answer the door so I dragged myself out of bed, and answered the door in nightgown and curlers (hey, it was the early 80’s, ok?).

He told me was there to see my sister. without a word I nodded, turned around and screamed “SISSS-TURRR”, turned back around, said”family intercom system” completely deadpan, and left him standing on the porch while I went back to bed.

Married me anyway, 38 years on the 21st.

16. Tip Top Girl

When I was 13, I met a girl, Debby, at summer camp. She talked about her horses and attending the big interstate fair every year with her 4H group. On my 13th birthday I went to the fair and looked Debby up. She agreed to go to the carnival with me, but wasn’t all that interested (I can’t blame her, 13-year old me was a dweeb). She brought along her annoying girlfriend Rene to keep me from getting too fresh, which worked. I was determined to get Debby alone, not that I knew exactly why, so I took the girls on the Tip-Top ride. Rene got sick, got off the ride, and puked. Debby and Rene used that as an excuse to split, and I never saw Debby again.

Three years later, a beautiful new girl with long black hair moved out on my school bus line. I was immediately interested, and began a (much smoother) conversation. We went out a couple weeks later, and went to a carnival. She took me on the Tip-Top, and I puked.

That girl was Rene, we were both three years older; and anyways, we’re married now: for 41 years.

17. Legal Eagle

So my brother’s college roommate called me for legal advice because his crazy ex was being super crazy.

Hey, got your number from your brother. Remember, we all chilled a few times? Umm. Remember my crazy ex?

Oh, hey. Sure! Which crazy ex? The one who stabbed you or the one who stabbed others or the one who stabbed herself?

The one who stabbed me. Twice.

Oh yeah. She sure was crazy.

She sent me a letter accusing me of criminal stuff I didn’t do. And demanding I pay tens of thousands of dollars or she’ll send her new, even crazier cop BF after me.


You’re the only attorney I know. Can you tell me what to do?

I cannot. I am an insurance attorney. You need a crazy people attorney. I don’t do crazy. I’m allergic.

Okay, but I am freaking out. Can I take you to Chili’s and discuss?

Sure. But I will tell you that you need a different lawyer.

A few days later….

Thanks for the tacos. You need a different lawyer.

A few months later…

We should probably tell my brother we’re dating. This sitting-on-the-opposite-sides-of-the-room-on-Super-Bowl-Sunday thing is weird now that we are boning exclusively.

A few months after that….

Dude, your stuff is here and you work remotely. Why commute? Here’s a drawer. (I won’t stab you)

A few months after that….

If you want a 400 people wedding this fall, we gotta book a venue pronto.

A year after that….

If this pregnancy is twins, I may stab you.

Anyway, we’re married now 7 years come November. Two kids and a house.

18. Special Delivery

My great grandparents met because my great grandfather was delivering the news paper to my great grandmothers house and her brother though he was trespassing and tried shooting at him.

My great grandmother felt bad and bought him lunch.

They were together for over 75 years and lived a very happy life.

19. “Dad, meet Mom.”

This is my parents’ story, but they don’t use Reddit so it’s up to me to tell.

They met at a party held in the home of a married couple, of whom my mother worked with the wife on a magazine and my dad worked with the husband at the local university. While prepping for said party, my mother’s friend convinced her to wear high heels, which she almost never did.

A few hours into this party, the wife of the host couple steered my mother into the kitchen, where my dad was hanging out. Without warning, the host took my mother’s hand, pulled it behind her, pushed it into the small of her back and said, “Sorry, but this needs to happen. [Dad], meet [Mom].”

And then she shoved Mom off her high heels. Mom fell. Dad caught her. And, the way my mother tells it, “People from the magazine ran one way and people from the University ran in the other,” probably because they thought she would kill the host.

Anyway, on their first date Dad walked into a light fixture and gave himself a black eye. They’ve been married for 32 years.

20. On the Side of the Road?

My uncle met my aunt while s**tting on the side of the road d**nk while his friends laughed hysterically.

She was walking somewhere that I don’t remember.

He than stared at her for a solid minute than passed out. She started laughing and they started dating 2 days later.

Anyways now they’re married.

21. Bangers and Mash

I had a cold, and went on a date to an Irish pub. I was eating bangers and mash and had the urge to cough.

I tried to keep my mouth shut, but just wound up spraying his face with gravy and mashed potatoes through my pursed lips.

I was still coughing, so I took a sip of my drink to sooth my throat. It was beer. The bubbles tickled my throat more. I also spit that all over his face.

He stared at me in disgusted horror as gravy, mashed potatoes and beer dripped down his face onto his shirt.

I laughed and laughed and laughed, making my apologies sound very insincere.

Anyways, we’re married now. Thank goodness our booth had high backs so only he suffered!

22. “There’s beans!”

Mom once went on a date with this older dude, lived in a basement, two kids by two different women.

He cooked her pork chops and baked beans (the Heinz type in a can with tomato sauce)

Mom was like “uh, is there any salad?” and he’s like “there’s beans!” Mom: “Any gravy for the meat?” -“The beans come in sauce!”

Anyway they’ve been married 30 years and had me!

23. The Class Favorite

In second grade, I was voted class favorite (why was this ever a thing? Horrible idea for kids self esteem) along with a weird fella who I had trouble believing anyone even voted for because he was quite reserved and bland.

In the fifth grade I remember the same guy getting called to the front of the class to write his answer on the board. He was awkward and dressed accordingly. The girl seated behind me very quietly commented “mmmm. His booty look like it be eatin’ his pants!” Only I heard this, but it was a humorously accurate observation.

After fifth grade I never saw him/ heard from him again until we were 21. He showed up at my house to purchase a vehicle we had for sale after my dad passed exactly one month earlier. I only recognized him after my mom wrote his name on a receipt for purchasing the car. I reminded him of our time as class favorite and my mom made a show of breaking out the year books.

Anyways, we’re happily married now!

24. Urine the right place!

Went on a date with a guy. We’re at the park after dinner watching the sunset.

He was really funny and telling jokes. I got the giggles and accidentally let a fart trumpet out, proceeded to laugh so hard I peed my pants.

Anyway, now we’ve been married 14 years.

25. Right swipe

I swiped right on someone who was the exact opposite of my type. Short, big teeth, not ambitious, really skinny. He was leaving town the morning after our date. He was a good half hour late to the date, muttered softly, and was bad with eye contact.

I only went on the date because I’d had really f**ked up stuff happen to me and I just wanted one date with someone that wasn’t going to lead to anything just to feel normal.

26. Video game love

I was working at a video game shop, and he was hired to DJ the midnight release of a game I didn’t care for. He comes in, waits in the giant line of people finalizing their preorder before midnight.

When he gets to the register, I ask him if he’s here for the premier, but he says he wouldn’t be caught dead playing that game, and proceeds to purchase a different, older game I later find out he already has. He asks me when I finish my shift, and to swing by the DJ table when I’m off.

I do indeed swing by, and now we’ve been married going on 5 years with two cats and a recently purchased home.

He proposed by sticking the ring inside the case of the game he bought that night.

27. Love at first flight

I was flying short haul domestic (1.5 hour flight). I was sat next to this beautiful woman and I found myself doing the opposite of what I’d normally do in that situation, I made small talk with her.

We chatted for the entire flight, and we both seemed to not want it to end. But end the flight did, and we parted ways without even exchanging numbers. She was a visitor to the country and I expected never to see her again.

A few weeks later, I’m boarding an international flight, and there she is, on the plane, about 10 rows in front of me! After takeoff, I ask the lady next to her if she’d like to swap seats with me, as I had an empty seat next to mine – she accepted. We spent a 12 hour flight chatting again, this time a lot more deeply.

Anyways, one thing led to another and we got married less than three months later.

Unfortunately, that’s not the end of the story. She passed away less than a year after we were married. But that time we had together was perfect, every last second of it.

What a whirlwind of love that was! So happy to see so many people find love.

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